Malachite & bronze

Another experiment – I picked up two new colours and a new gloss medium, and wanted to try them all out.

The background is Hooker’s Green (System 3), and the metalwork is done using Ara Dark Bronze. This is gorgeous stuff, but it’s a nasty one to clean up – I had to go back to one brush and wash it over again. The catalogue suggested that the Rheotech gloss medium would also work as a hard, permanent, waterproof glaze/varnish, so I decided to try that out too. It ends up as a relatively low gloss, but still brings out the colour of the background beautifully.

Malachite & bronze

I need to work on getting a more even texture for the varnish, but it still works.

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